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Experimental study of the gas engine driven heat pump with engine heat recovery


Zhang, W and Wang, T and Zheng, S and Peng, X and Wang, X, Experimental study of the gas engine driven heat pump with engine heat recovery, Mathematical Problems in Engineering, 2015 Article 417432. ISSN 1024-123X (2015) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1155/2015/417432


Gas engine driven heat pumps (GEHPs) represent one of practical solutions to effectively utilize fossil fuel energy and reduce environmental pollution. In this paper, the performance characteristics of the GEHP were investigated experimentally with engine heat recovery. A GEHP test facility was set up for this purpose. The effects of several important factors including engine speed, ambient temperature, condenser water flow rate, and condenser water inlet temperature on the system performance were studied over a wide range of operating conditions. The results showed that the engine waste heat accounted for about 4050% of the total heat capacity over the studied operating conditions. It also showed that engine speed and ambient temperature had significant effects on the GEHP performance. The coefficient of performance (COP) and the primary energy ratio (PER) decreased by 14% and 12%, respectively, as engine speed increased from 1400 rpm to 2000 rpm. On the other hand, the COP and PER of the system increased by 22% and 16%, respectively, with the ambient temperature increasing from 3 to 12C. Furthermore, it was demonstrated that the condenser water flow rate and condenser water inlet temperature had little influence on the COP of the heat pump and the PER of the GEHP system.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:gas engine driven heat pump, coefficient of performance, primary energy ratio, heat recovery
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Mechanical engineering
Research Field:Energy generation, conversion and storage (excl. chemical and electrical)
Objective Division:Energy
Objective Group:Renewable energy
Objective Field:Renewable energy not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Wang, X (Professor Xiaolin Wang)
ID Code:99450
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:57
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2015-03-24
Last Modified:2017-11-06
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